Executive-legislative disconnection in the HKSAR: Uneasy partnership between Chief Executives and pro-government parties, 1997-2016

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Abstract

Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on 1 July 1997, “governance crisis” has become the most popular term used by local politicians and academics to describe the politics of post-colonial Hong Kong. If “governance” is defined as “the capacity of government to make and implement policy” (Pierre and Peters 2000: 1), then it is obvious that Hong Kong is experiencing a general decline in the quality of governance under Chinese sovereignty: The HKSAR Government has appeared to be incapable of assembling a stable legislative majority for its policy initiatives and in face of criticisms and challenges from the Legislative Council postponement, and even withdrawal of legislative proposals is not uncommon (SynergyNet 2014, 2012). Copyright © 2018 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHong Kong 20 years after the handover: Emerging social and institutional fractures after 1997
EditorsChi Hang Brian FONG, Tai Lok LUI
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages45-71
ISBN (Electronic)9783319513737
ISBN (Print)9783319513720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Fong, B. C. H. (2018). Executive-legislative disconnection in the HKSAR: Uneasy partnership between Chief Executives and pro-government parties, 1997-2016. In B. C. H. Fong, & T.-L. Lui (Eds.), Hong Kong 20 years after the handover: Emerging social and institutional fractures after 1997 (pp. 45-71). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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